Living in busy cities with cramped roads during rush hour can be stressful for cyclists as they face irate drivers, oblivious pedestrians, and other obstacles. But the flip side also applies as cyclists can be real jerks if they’re not careful.
After many years of promises, the WarmShowers app has finally been made available to download from the Apple and Android stores. So a moment for great celebration? Well, yes, mainly. Gone are the days of fiddling with a browser on your phone, logging in yet again and then […]
On Sunday 6th December I was awoken by a ping on my phone. When I looked it was the NHS COVID app. I’d received messages before from the app telling me that all was well and that it was continuing to do its job. This message was different… I was informed that I had been in contact with someone who had subsequently tested positive for the virus and that I should self-isolate for 14 days. For a few moments I pondered the situation. The app is anonymous so I could just ignore it… but that wouldn’t be the best thing to do. In fact it would be the wrong thing to do. So I resolved to stay at home. Somewhat of a pain on several levels, not least the inconvenience of having to, well, stay at home (although living as I do in the countryside, I didn’t see any harm in going for a wander down the valley on a couple of occasions) and that I had to cancel about £1,000 of supply teaching work for which I had already been booked. Not a great start to the month…
Having just upgraded my computer, I’m now in a position to start editing the film of last summer’s Great British Cycle Tour. Here’s a few minutes from the start of the movie… Hopefully the complete film with be readyy by the end of the month.
When it comes to the mapping of my various cycles, things have come a long way in the past decade. Today a great leap forward took place and here it is in all its 4k glory (if you have a monitor, tablet, phone or TV that is up for the challenge). Sit back and enjoy The Great British Cycle Tour of 2020 animated map.
Of all years, this is perhaps the one when people are eagerly looking forward to next year more than ever before. I was intrigued if people have plans to escape to the continent on their bicycles in 2021 and posted the following message on Twitter. The responses came in thick and fast and might inspire your own travels…